03/18/2021 - Earthquake offshore Bejaia, Algeria

Impact
Country Displaced Injured Dead Damaged Buildings Destroyed Buildings
Algeria 65 1789 3

Source: Earthquake Impact Database

Affected Population
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Event Characteristics
Latitude 36.93 °N
Longitude 5.24 °E
Date & Time March 18, 2021, 12:04 a.m.
Magnitude Mw 6
Depth 10 km
Last Update 2021-03-18
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03/18/2021 9:34 a.m.

Damage in Bejaia, at least seven injuries

This earthquake caused widespread minor to moderate damage in the cities Bejaia and Jijel. According to preliminary reports, at least three buildings suffered partial collapses while several others were damaged. Seven people were injured due to panic-related accidents. However, no casualties were reported yet. The earthquakes was located offshore Northern Algeria with about 20 km distance between epicenter and Bejaia, which reduced the impact of this event. A moderate foreshock and some aftershocks were detected. Weak shaking also affected parts of Tunisia, Sardinia and Majorca.